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Imagineer Systems to Present mocha AE Tracking Tools for Adobe After Effects CC Users at the mocha Meetup Event During IBC 2013

2013-09-10 08:00:29

  Industry Renowned VFX Artists, Trainers Including Mathias Mohl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand to Present in the Imagineer Stand Throughout the Conference    GUILDFORD, UK (September 10, 2013) -- Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com) today announced it will host a mocha User Meetup Event at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam this week. During the event, the team from Imagineer Systems will be joined by special guest artists to present mocha AE CC - Imagineer’s planar tracking and roto utility designed for Adobe® After Effects® CC users.   The IBC mocha Meetup will be held in the Imagineer Systems IBC 2013 stand (7.J49) on Saturday, September 14th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Amsterdam RAI conference center. Registration is free and tickets can be reserved online by visiting: http://mocha-ibc2013.eventbrite.com.   During the IBC mocha Meetup, and throughout the show, Imagineer Systems will be joined by renowned VFX artists to help demonstrate the power of mocha AE in different scenarios, including:  

  • Mathias Möhl from Mamoworld.com;
  • Ben Brownlee from Curious Turtle Training;
  • Visual Effects Supervisor, Jonas Hummelstrand, who will present upcoming VFX work from "Real Humans" season 2, which airs on SVT in December 2013. (www.svt.se/)
  Imagineer Systems will also offer a free seat of mocha Pro as a raffle prize for event attendees. For details, visit www.imagineersystems.com.   mocha AE is a powerful motion tracking and roto utility created for VFX artists and editors using Adobe After Effects CC.  Its advanced tracking and matte creation tools combined with the low price point make mocha AE the ideal complement utility for any post-production challenges. mocha AE is ideal for shots that cause other trackers to fail, such as out of focus footage, obscured and blurred objects, even elements that go off-screen. mocha AE saves Adobe After Effects CC artists time by significantly reducing manual keyframes.   mocha AE CC comes as a free bundle and is optimized for Adobe After Effects CC; and the mocha AE v3 standalone application, which adds new Camera Solve features is available for purchase directly from Imagineer Systems. mocha AE is also backward compatible with older versions of Adobe After Effects.   During IBC 2013, Imagineer Systems will also be demonstrating its newest point release of mocha Pro v3.2, which provides much improved international character support and significant features to help visual effects artists work more efficiently, including:  
  • Planar Tracking - powerful 2D motion tracking for solving the most difficult visual effects and post production tasks.
  • Roto & Masking - advanced rotoscoping tools for creating masks with less manual keyframes.
  • Object Removal - unique module for removing foreground objects and creating clean plates without manual paint and clone.
  • Advanced modules for 3D camera solving, Lens Distortion, Stabilization and more.
  • Supports Industry Applications - Seamless workflow with Adobe After Effects CC, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, Autodesk Flame & Smoke, Eyeon Fusion, Quantel, Maxon Cinema 4D, Nuke and many more.
  mocha: Academy Award Winning Technology In February 2013, Imagineer Systems was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology. Imagineer Systems’ Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John-Paul Smith and Ross Shain were selected as a winner for mocha and its underlying Planar Tracking technology. The Company was recognized for their proven record of contributing significant value to the post-production process of making motion pictures.   Over the years, Imagineer’s mocha software has gained acclaimed notoriety within Hollywood’s visual effects community for its ability to “motion track” problematic footage such as out of focus and marker-less areas helping enable a technique called ‘digital makeup’ or ‘seamless effects.’ Visual effects artists use planar tracking to magically transform actors and locations without requiring timely makeup sessions and expensive sets, allowing directors to make important creative decisions long after the performance has been captured. Capturing accurate movement is essential and mocha has been involved in some famous digital makeup examples such as the snake-like noseless Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, replacing Mystique’s eyes in X-Men and helping Natalie Portman undergo an amazing transformation in Black Swan. About Creative Cloud Adobe tools are available via Adobe Creative Cloud™. Learn more about new features coming to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC and other video tools in Creative Cloud at www.adobe.com/go/ibc2013. Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install flagship Adobe Creative desktop applications, game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released.  Individual, education, team, government and enterprise membership plans are available for Adobe Creative Cloud.       About Imagineer Systems  Imagineer Systems Ltd is the Academy Award winning developer of visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Invictus, and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Pro™ - roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility;  mocha AE™ - a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users.  Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom. For more information visit www.mocha-Pro.com

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